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Labor Day weekend: Law enforcement agencies partner to eliminate traffic fatalities
The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates 395 people will be killed and an additional 42,300 will be injured in car crashes during the Labor Day holiday weekend. In order to best protect the public on the roadways, the Department of
New study confirms BP oil spill is destroying deep-sea coral reefs
BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill had a broader, deeper impact on life in the Gulf of Mexico than researchers previously thought, according to a new study conducted by Pennsylvania State University scientists.
AL Supreme Court rules: Brand name drug makers liable for warnings on generic drug counterparts
Makers of brand-name medications can be held liable for warnings on generic drugs even if the generic was produced by another drug company, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled. A majority of the nine-member court upheld a 2013 decision, which was
Future looks bleak for oyster production after BP oil spill
Louisiana oyster beds that have yielded rich harvests for generations now produce little more than dozens of “empty, lifeless oyster shells,” the Associated Press reported, underscoring the death blow dealt by BP’s 2010 oil spill to local fisherman and businesses
Keep safety tips in mind while sharing the road with heavy trucks and 18-wheelers
Oftentimes when there is a collision involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle, our instincts tell us that the larger truck would naturally be at fault. However, statistics from the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) between
New study finds BP oil dispersant chemicals still linger in the Gulf
Chemical oil dispersants BP used in 2010 to break up its Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still turning up in samples collected from the Gulf’s beaches and deep sea corals, a new scientific study has found.
Alabama State Troopers ride along with truckers to spot bad drivers
A safety program putting Alabama State Troopers in the passenger seats of tractor trailers is resulting in a number of drivers being ticketed for texting and driving, improper lane usage, cutting commercial trucks and other vehicles off, and other aggressive
Investigation into P.F. Chang’s data breach reveals 33 compromised restaurants
Following an investigation into the potential data breach of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurants, the popular chain has learned of 33 U.S. restaurants affected by the breach. Also, no Pei-Wei restaurants were discovered to have been affected by the breach.
BP asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear its oil spill settlement case
As if causing the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history weren’t enough of a blow to the U.S., BP appears determined to waste millions of taxpayer dollars by fighting every court decision until it gets the outcome it demands.
Alabama whistleblower still coping with backlash, even after U.S. Supreme Court victory
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A whistleblower who called out corruption involving a state representative and Central Alabama Community College (CACC) won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory, but is still paying a “drastic” price in the aftermath of the ruling.